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Caterpillar Feet

1screenshot20121018at111I’m posting this for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge. The second Monday of the month is Macro … I just squeeze in.  I’m using the Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone for these photos. Cropped and optimized, otherwise untouched. I hope my images are macro enough. I can’t get much closer with my phone camera.

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clinging to the midrib

I’m making the most of these caterpillars while they’re here. I’m rather taken by their nasty-looking forelegs! No wonder they have such a good grip on the vine leaves.

Perhaps I should have titled this post Caterpillar Feet & the FINAL theme.

You might have noticed that I’ve messed with the theme  – again.  It was Twenty-Fourteen for a day or two, with the lovely big featured images, but it just wasn’t practical for tablet navigation.

upside down is no problem at all
topsy-turvy
Australian Grapevine Moth caterpillar
Australian Grapevine Moth caterpillar

Larvae of the Australian Grapevine Moth  (thumbnail of the featured image)

Just click on any images you would like to see bigger.

My resident blackbird shot out of the grapevine this morning as I went out my side door. I wonder if it might gobble up the smaller caterpillars. As they strip the leaves, they do expose themselves. I’ll keep an eye out.

Thanks for looking. Have a good day.   🙂

Check out Sally’s interesting post and images for this week here  (Macro &  Abstraction of a Ginko Leaf)

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I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

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